Volkswagen has revealed its all new T-Roc compact SUV in Italy and the vehicle will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. The crossover T-Roc will be positioned below the Volkswagen Tiguan and will be manufactured at the Setbul facility in Lisbon. The T-Roc is based on the MQB platform and will be powered by six engines, three petrol and three diesel units. The entry level car will be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces 113hp, while the 1.5 TSI unit will churn out 148hp leaving the highest power output of 197hp coming from a 2.0-litre TSI engine. In addition, the T-Roc will be offered with three diesel engine- a 1.6 litre that produces 113hp of power, while the larger 2.0 litre TDI engine will be offered in two states of tunes-148 hp and 190 hp. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmission. The car comes with All-wheel drive and four wheel drive configuration, depending on the variants and four drive modes -Street, Snow, Offroad and Offroad Individual.
At the exterior, the T-Roc gets features such as LED headlamps with LED DRL's,17-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone roof, LED tail lamps and chrome exhaust. The crossover will get a host of features such as an 11.7-inch active info display, 8-inch touch screen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and MirrorLink. In addition, the car gets a wireless phone charging option and a 330 Watt eight-channel Bose surround system.
The T-Roc measures 4,234 mm in length, 1,819 mm in width, 1,573mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,603mm. The international version of the car gets a long list of safety features such as automatic post-collision braking, active land keeping and a front monitoring system, pedestrian monitoring and emergency braking as standard on all models. Also, its gets optional features such as driver alert system, road sign display, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, traffic jam assist and emergency assist. There is no news about the launch of the T-Roc in India yet but given its positioning as a compact SUV, it makes great sense for India. While the feature list in the model here might be different from the global model, the popularity of compact SUVs in India and Volkswagen's need to have a blockbuster hit make a good foundation for the vehicle's launch in India.